“The department has decided not to present her with the award,” state department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at a press conference.
Without explaining the reasons for it, she said the US did not consider some of her public statements as “appropriate” and those compromised with its values.
“Upon review, we have concluded that we will not give her this award,” Nuland said, adding that there were obviously some problems in the review process and the issues are under probe.
Ibrahim had “refused to apologise” for her tweets regarding the 9/11 attacks, writing on Twitter that the “Zionist lobby in America” was to blame. Ibrahim had posted — and promptly deleted — a 9/11 anniversary message saying “America should burn”.